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We had our 1999 Ford Taurus wagon was put on a computer diognoisis machine and checked by a mechanic and it says it is not getting any oil pressure to the engine he also said that there were too many issues with the car and that it could be the head gaskets (it makes a diesel noice when running and the check engine light soon is on with the red light that tells it needs oil , he also said that it wasnt registering on the machine ,but there are no leaks under car and only once in awhile there is water that leaks , he said it would cost over $1,000 to fix and that it would be better to just get another car and told me that he caould find someone to give me $200.00 for it . Is this guy for real or just trying to take me? Should i get another opinion .?

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Check your dipstick to see if there is oil in the motor. Check your water. There is an additive called Lubegard that may help. Seems this product is carried at Oreilly, Carquest, and NAPA stores only. Tell the Autoparts people what you want to fix. There are about 16 different products with this name. You need the correct Application for your problem. It can free up engines.

Next, Oreillys and Autozone will do a free scan of your car. They can tell you if they can get it to register on their machine. This way you have a second opinion and can verify whether your car is registering or not.

If you find you have to get rid of this car, there are Salvage yards in the paper, there is Craigslist on the Web. You can call around and see what the vehicle is worth. Scrap prices are up. But you could find someone on Craigslist who may buy it for more than $200.

I do not know what a can of Lubegard will cost, but if you want to try something, clean oil, and new filter, and Lubegard is about all you can do.

Posted on Oct 13, 2010

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